Posts Tagged ‘Mystique


Photo of the Day

Rogue, Mystique, and the Wonder Twins… err, ummm, I mean Northstar and Aurora by Mark Brooks.

PS who wants to put $20 on the fact that Mystique probably got Rogue into this mess to begin with?


Casting Update: X-Men: First Class

*Frustrated Sigh* Apparently Morgan Lily has been cast to play a “younger Mystique” in First Class. Only a few problems with this – very little is known about Mystique’s origin, so I’m guessing they’re going to pull stuff out of their ass. Also, being that they hired a 20-something to play Mystique in First Class when she was technically like a century old when she was played by Rebecca Romijn, I’m guessing they won’t put two and two together that Mystique’s origin would’ve happened a VERY long time ago – like almost “Wolverine era” long time ago. R2 and I are praying that Mystique will just transform into a child at some point and this girl will play her, but I seriously doubt it, because Matthew Vaughn and FOX are on a roll! Does anyone out there still have hope for this movie?



X-Men: First Class – Nail in the Coffin

Care of Jennifer Lawrence, who will be playing Mystique in the upcoming movie. The Orlando Sentinel (hahah, Sentinel… X-men… I get it) says:

“I had nooo idea. I have been just ignorant of the whole fan base behind these films. I felt like an idiot. I had to call my mom and go, ‘Mom, I don’t KNOW about all this. This is before we’ve even started shooting, and it’s just CRAZY.’

“When I got the part I dedicated a whole day to watching all three movies, and I really liked them. I was still a little worried, because I didn’t really understand the whole mutant thing. But the script cleared some of my questions up, and knowing that James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender were already on board gave me confidence.”

She had meetings with Vaughn and Co. in London this week. Today, it”s “I have to do 12 hours of prosthetics. Oh man. “I have to take Mystique back to the beginning, before she became who we saw later. I don’t know exactly what I can talk about, but this is going to be fun.”

She says the prep work is physical, which knowing Mystique’s image, we can believe. Gym time. How does she look in blue? “NOBODY looks good blue. Well, maybe Zoe Saldana. I am very curious to see how I’m going to come off in that”.

Awesome. Thanks, Fox. Another person that knows NOTHING about the comics playing a character. And “take Mystique back to the beginning”?????  Mystique is like 90 years old in the X-Men movies, I don’t think she’d look much different 15 years earlier! Sigh. I’ve given up all hope on this movie.



Casting Update: X-Men: First Class

Mystique has been chosen – Jennifer Lawrence has signed on to play Mystique in X-Men: First Class. “But Carmen, isn’t Mystique super old anyway and uses her power to look younger, so shouldn’t she still just look like Mystique in the X-Men movies?” Quiet, common sense! No one asked you!

In other X-Men: First Class news. Kevin Bacon has signed on as an undisclosed villain – most likely Sinister. Yeah, he’s no Ralph Fiennes.


Photo of the Day

I just find this hilarious – from Uncanny X-men #504 – a scene where Emma goes into Scott’s head… only to see all the women he’s lusted after over the years. I believe this is by Terry Dodson. Good show, Cyclops, ya big tool!



Casting Update: X-Men: First Class

Of course, more rumors. Model/Actress? Jasmine Dustin had on her twitter account that she was going to audition for Mystique… I don’t know this chick but I know she’s more model than actress, so no thank you. That only works one in a million times (aka Rebecca Romijn). Not feeling this one…

The second rumor is that broadway star Benjamin Walker has been offered a role in X-men: First Class. No word on what the role is, but rumblings point to either a young Henry McCoy/Beast or Sean Cassidy/Banshee. He looks much more like Hank to me! Thoughts?



Casting Update: X-Men: First Class

The newest rumors are that Rosamund Pike, who was being rumored earlier for Emma Frost (who has no business in First Class) is actually up for the part of Moira McTaggert – Professor X’s ex-squeeze. I don’t know how I feel about this until I hear her Scottish accent. If she doesn’t do a good “Chahhhles,” then pass!

The second rumor is that Fox has Amber Heard in mind for a young Mystique. No word as to weather this will be a movie X-Men looking Mystique or one that looks more like the comics. I don’t know this girl’s acting ability, so you guys need to weigh in – is this a good pic? the only problem I have is that she looks very young. While this is First Class, Mystique is a lot older than the X-Men and is said to use her power to cover her age and also have a power that helps her to not age more recently. So Mystique NOW could be 100 years old, meaning Mystique 20 years ago wouldn’t necessarily look so young. Maybe I’m over-thinking it. Thoughts?



Nerd Fight – Battle #8

It’s that time again. To reiterate, every Friday the Cupcake Rogues will randomly pick 2 characters to do battle – whether it be Marvel, DC, female, male, mutant, human, or human that pretends to be a mutant with magic (I’m looking at you, Juggernaut), they are all possible. Once we’ve randomly selected our two, they will go head to head in several categories with one being deemed winner. The winner will live on to fight another day, but a warning – with 200 possible characters, it may be awhile before round 2 🙂

Eighth week in the random selection:

Stepford Cuckoos vs Mystique

Stepford Cuckoos Mystique
Origin The Stepford Cuckoos (Esme, Irma “Mindee”, Sophie, Phoebe, and Celeste) are clones grown from ova cells harvested from Emma Frost while she lay comatose after a Sentinel attack. They are 5 of potentially thousands of clones residing in incubation changers in a hidden underground laboratory housing the Weapon Plus program. They were created by Dr. John Sublime and are considered to be Weapon XIV. Raven Darkholme’s history is convoluted at best. It’s thought that she was born in Austria over 100 years ago though this hasn’t been confirmed. She spent decades traveling the world with her lover Irene Adler in an attempt to stop the worst of Irene’s prophetic dreams from coming to pass. She’s also the biological mother of Graydon Creed and Kurt Wagner as well as the adoptive mother of Rogue and Gloria Brickman. Throughout her long life, Raven’s been everything from a Baroness to a model to a terrorist.
Edge? Mystique – This chick has a long history and more occupations than Barbie.
Powers The Cuckoos have the same powers as Emma Frost, as they are her clones. They are powerful telepaths individually, and become even more powerful when used together. They also possess the ability to transform into an organic diamond form, but their diamond forms are flawless unlike Emma’s. Mystique is a shapeshifter of the highest class. She can imitate any human-like figure including their voice pattern and mannerisms. Her level of control is such that she can mimic fingerprints, retina patterns and even shift her internal organs. Her only limitation was that she couldn’t change her mass, however due to exposure to alien radiation that is no longer a problem. Mystique also possesses a retarded aging process, healing factor and enhanced strength.
Edge? Mystique – She was already a world-class shapeshifter and impervious to telepathy, but not she’s got a healing factor too? Game over, Cuckoos.
Love interest Quentin Quire aka Kid Omega fell in love with Sophie. When Quire incited a student riot at the Institute for her attention (and because he was all drugged up), Sophie died stopping him. Later, Quire brought her back from the dead with the help of the Phoenix, however, she took one look at him and decided she wanted to stay dead rather than be with him. Talk about rejection.

Irma “Mindee” has a combative relationship with Jay Gutherie., aka Icarus.

As for Esme, she fell in love with “Magneto” (who was really Xorn in disguise) and joined the brotherhood. She later attacks him, angry that he wouldn’t return her affections and he kills her. Because of love, the five-in-one became a three-in-one.

While Mystique has been around the block a few times, most notably with Azazel and Victor Creed, it’s Irene Adler AKA Destiny who is Mystique’s true love.  As an interesting side note, Chris Claremont originally intended that Mystique and Destiny be Nightcrawlers biological parents, with Mystique shapeshifting into a man, but this idea was sacked because it was considered too controversial for its time.
Edge? Mystique – You’d think that a quintet of hot blondes would have better love lives than a curvy smurf.
Costume The Cuckoos have had a lot of different costumes. More recently they’ve started dressing differently, but for awhile they were dressing like they were 3 year old quintuplets that their mommy dressed – all matching – even down to the hair cut. Mystique does not wear clothes! Due to her mutations she simply creates them out of her own skin. That’s either incredibly sexy or incredibly gross. You be the judge.
Edge? Mystique – Ok, we’ll be the judge.
Most off-putting personality The Stepford Cuckoos act as a “Hive Mind,” although they do sometimes make individual decisions. After trapping the Phoenix in their diamond-form hearts, the Cuckoos can never feel emotion again. They are completely detached from people. Individually, Esme is the troublemaker (who Emma says she’s most proud of), Sophie is the most dominant mind, Celeste is the “tattletale” (according to Emma), Phoebe is the power-hungry one, and Irma “Mindee” seemed to have the most time for boys. Mystique has born two biological children (that we’re aware of). She murders the first and is aloof towards the second.  Instead she constantly meddles in her adopted daughters life. Case in point: When Mystique found a mutant she thought would be a good match for Rogue she joined the X-Men as Foxx in an attempt to seduce Gambit, thus destroying his relationship with her daughter.
Edge? Mystique – Mystique says I love you by trying to nail your boyfriend, or perhaps throwing you off a bridge, or shooting you in the midst of a public speech.  Gloria Brickman better watch her back.
Best story arch The remaining 3 Stepford Cuckoos resurrect their dead sisters to go to The World, where their thousands of other clones await. There they are taken under Dr. Sublime’s control, and become Thousand-In-One, and proceed to enact their programmed destiny of mutant destruction. Celeste, who holds onto a shard of the Phoenix, becomes the Phoenix’s host in order to free the clones from Sublime’s control. However, Celeste loses control of the Phoenix and it destroys all of the clones except for the three-in-one, even though they were no longer a threat. In order to defeat the Phoenix in Celeste’s body, the three remaining Cuckoos trap it in their diamond-form hearts (who unlike Emma’s diamond form, is not flawed). Because of this they can never feel emotion again, leaving them detached from others. Mystique discovered a government conspiracy to heighten anti-mutant sentiment by assassinating presidential candidate Graydon Creed who was running under an anti-mutant platform (shocking). After a botched attempt to save her son from becoming a martyr, Graydon was killed which jumpstarted a new wave of anti-mutant violence. While disguised as a man to gain intelligence on who murdered Graydon, Mystique lost her powers and was imprisoned. The US Government proceeded to freeze her assets and destroy all of the various alias’s she’d accumulated over the years. While she did eventually regain her powers and escape jail, it was only to learn that not only was it her future self who murdered Graydon Creed but her lover Destiny was a founding member of the government’s anti-mutant conspiracy!
Edge? Draw – what can we say? Girls are nothing but drama – and both of these read like Lifetime and the Sci-Fi channel had a baby.
Hotness If you thought blonde triplets were a good time, wait until you party with quintuplets. Mystique is probably the hottest blue chick EVER. And if that’s not your bag, she can be literally anyone.
Edge? Mystique – Yes there’s only one of her, but we have a feeling one Mystique is all anyone could handle.
Fiercest foe Depends who you ask – For Sophie, it’s Quentin. For Esme, it’s Emma Frost and Xorn (who kills her). For the three that live, it seems to be their creator Dr. Sublime, or eventually the Phoenix, who turns on them and, ultimately, Emma Frost. After al, the Cuckoos are the ones that told Jean about Emma’s mind affair with Scott. Little Devils. Pretty much everyone – Mystique has a LOT of enemies. Even team mates can’t trust her. If your plans don’t mesh with hers she’ll screw you over without a qualm.
Edge? Stepford Cuckoos – What would Freud say about your biggest enemy being the person you were cloned from?
Biggest WTF moment Keeping in mind the time that the Cuckoos were created, the first letter of each of the girls spells “spice” – Sophie, Phoebe, Irma, Celeste, and Esme. Maybe Marvel was hoping to turn them into a mutant pop group and take them on tour? While in the guise of a hot blonde on the beach, a famous photographer offered to make her a famous model. Intrigued and amused, Mystique accepted and did exactly that. Apparently even slightly deranged mercenary-terrorist-govt. operatives have dreams of fame, fortune and bulimia.
Edge? Draw – How do you choose between identical singing quints or the supermodel with a penchant for wielding a gun?  You don’t. You let them battle it out themselves on the pages of UsWeekly.
Person who should attempt an on-screen portrayal I’m going to go with who I thought would play a good young Emma Frost – AnnaLynne McCord. If you ever saw her character Eden Lord on Nip/Tuck you’ll know she plays devious and major sexuality very well. Rebecca Romijn played Mystique with a combination of intelligence, danger and sex appeal. She gets the Cupcake Rogues seal of approval.
Edge? Mystique – Ummm, you saw her with nothing on but blue paint, right?

Stepford Cuckoos: 3

Mystique: 9

And the winner is…. Mystique! Years of devious behavior has given our favorite blue gal the edge of experience in this battle.


Photo of the Day

I just thought this was hilarious… this man gets a lot of action for being 5’3″! Also, anyone know who the chick second from the left is supposed to be? Maybe Itsu? I couldn’t really fit her to anyone that makes sense.

By Adam Kubert


Comic Book Cartoon DVD Review: X-Men Vol. 1

With the growing amount of Comic Book cartoons coming out on DVD, we thought we’d let you know what’s worth picking up and what’s not. First up, X-men cartoons (90s version) – Volume 1!

Review: Storm making grand speeches before fighting; Rogue’s “sugah” and southern sayings (“You look ’bout as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rockin’ chairs); Gambit’s talking in third person; and Jubilee taking over the usual role of the annoying Kitty Pryde. All things I loved about the 90s cartoon. I’m sure I’m biased because this is cartoon I grew up with, but I definitely think it’s the best and most accurate cartoon adaptation to date. Wolverine is angry and harboring a love for Jean, Beast sounds like a Harvard scholar, and they’re all wearing their best uniforms.

On Disc 1, in the premiere “Night of the Sentinels (Part 1 and 2),” the creators took quite a risk. Instead of opening with X-men’s most well-known villains such as Magneto, Apocalypse or Mr. Sinister, they opened with an episode surrounding Sentinels. The only not-so-great part about this episode, and this Volume in general is the addition of Morph. Although I don’t have anything against Morph, it seems like they kind of just stuck him in here. Of course, as you’ll see, Morph is in here considerably less than the rest of the cast. “Enter Magneto” introduces Magneto and Sabretooth with epic destruction, as they should be. “Captive Hearts” has our first Wolverine-Jean moment, as well as our introduction to Callisto and the Morlocks as Callisto tries to make Cyclops her sperm donor. And, of course, our first look at Gambit in his speedos ;). “Slave Island” introduces Moira McTaggart, Master Mold, and Cable. “The Unstoppable Juggernaut” introduces Professor X’s no good stepbrother, the Juggernaut (duh) and Colossus, as well as Rogue’s first absorbing freak out.

Disc 2 opens with “The Cure.” In this episode we meet Angel (how he keeps those wings tucked in his jacket, I’ll never know), Mystique, Apocalypse, Pyro and Avalanche. We also get our first bit of Rogue/Gambit flirtation that will inevitably continue on for the rest of the season (yay!). In “Come The Apocalypse” we see Angel become Archangel, Apocalypse’s Horseman, Death. “Days of Future Past (Parts 1 and 2)” takes us to 2055 where Wolverine is still fighting the good fight. This is the classic episode where Bishop goes back in time to our present to alter history with the hopes of improving his present. It has a very “Terminator” feel to it. It also features Nimrod and Forge, and lets us in on the fact that Mystique was once Rogue’s foster mother. “Till Death Do Us Part” shows Cyclops’ and Jean’s first wedding that ends up being null and void. We also first see the human we love to hate, Graydon Creed, leader of the Friends of Humanity and Mr. Sinister. We also get to see the Nasty Boys with one of the best named characters in comics – Gorgeous George!  This episode gives us a taste of what in the comics would become a creepy obsession for Cyclops and Jean on Sinister’s part. The volume ends with “Whatever It Takes,” an episode about Storm’s home village and the Shadow King.

Overall, Volume 1 is a must have in your collection! Oh and P.S. the 90s X-men opening theme IS the end-all, be-all for opening themes. Don’t let anyone tell you different! If they had it for my phone, it would be my ringtone to this day.

Best Episode: “Night of the Sentinels” – you’ve got to see where it all begins. “Days of Future Past” is also a must-see.

Episode You Can Skip: “Cold Vengeance” gets a little slow but it sets up “Slave Island,” which is a more interesting episode.

Fun Easter Eggs:

  • In “Deadly Reunions,” as Professor X is in Sabretooth’s mind, see some fun special guests, such as Deadpool, Omega Red and others.
  • “Slave Island” shows mutant extras Northstar, Aurora, Sunfire and others.
  • “Days of Future Past (Part 1)” shows some kids running with a video game in their hands featuring The Punisher.
  • In “The Final Decision,” when Professor X probes Gambit’s mind, we see Ghost Rider.
  • In “Till Death Do Us Part (Part 1)” Morph says “Making copies!” a la Saturday Night Live. This has nothing to do with anything, just thought it was kind of funny 🙂
  • In “Whatever It Takes” Morph transforms into Deadpool, Omega Red, and Maverick.

Favorite Quotes:

  • Wolverine – the ever-classic “I go where I WANNA go.”
  • Storm – “Storm, Mistress of the Elements, commands you to release that child!” Rogue – “Lighten up on the speeches, Sugah.”
  • Magneto – “I wonder how he’ll look, Charles, after so long… perhaps, a toupee?”
  • Gambit – “How do you sweat so much, petite, and not lose weight?”
  • Wolverine – “What’s the matter? Teacher’s pet got cold feet?” *Cyclops flashes his optic beams* “Anytime, pretty boy.”
  • Storm – “Gambit, the term rec room does not mean you must wreck it.” Gambit – “Even Storm makes jokes now! What next?”
  • Wolverine – “This kid’s crying… do something!”
  • Rogue to Gambit – “Don’t you ever get tired of listening to yourself?!” Gambit – “Not when I’m talking bout you, chere.”
  • Wolverine to Jubilee – “If you knew how much bubble gum I had to sniff to find you!”

-Rogue 1

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